I believe the No. 1 concern of elected office holders with taxing authority should be to keep our village affordable for those who have lived here for years. Scarsdale residents should not be driven out of town by endless tax increases that outstrip general inflation rates year after year, while realizing the impact of massive property value destruction when they are forced to sell. Our taxing authorities have done nothing to provide relief after the virtual elimination of the SALT deduction that drastically increased effective property taxes and devastated our real estate market. Someone has to step up and push for action.